Scott Michel Comments on Justice Stevens in Law360


Retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, who died Tuesday at age 99 due to complications from a stroke, left behind a legacy of consequential opinions on topics from nexus for state taxation to agency deference.

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Scott D. Michel, a member of Caplin & Drysdale, told Law360 that his firm argued the case before the Supreme Court and that Justice Stevens' dissent was memorable in saying that while a defendant can be compelled to produce material evidence that is incriminating, like blood samples, fingerprints and handwriting specimens, he cannot be compelled to use his mind to help the prosecution convict him of a crime.

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Excerpt taken from the article “5 Fascinating Tax Opinions By Justice Stevens” by Amy Lee Rosen for Law360.



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